Lake Pinaroo Ramsar site: Ecological character description

Lake Pinaroo was listed as a Ramsar site on 19 March 1996. The Australian Government is required to describe the ecological character of a Ramsar site at the time of listing. This document summarises the ecological information available for this site.

Date
1 June 2008
Publisher
Department of Environment and Climate Change NSW
Type
Publication
Status
Final
Cost
Free
Language
English
Tags
  • ISBN 978-1-74122-839-7
  • ID DECC20080275
  • File PDF 1.5MB
  • Pages 100
  • Name ecological-character-description-lake-pinaroo-ramsar-site-080275.pdf

Lake Pinaroo Ramsar site is located in Sturt National Park, in far north-western New South Wales. It is in the Lake Eyre drainage division, which is one of the largest systems in the world and is characterised by extreme climatic variability, which includes high rates of evaporation, erratic flood periods and extended dry periods. These conditions have promoted biodiversity in the region. A total of 193 bird, 31 mammal, 67 reptile and nine amphibian native species have been recorded in Sturt National Park. This Ramsar site has extremely high cultural values, with a large number of Aboriginal sites and remains from European exploration and settlement.

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